Police Blotter: Evanston man arrested for attempting to steal alcohol from Jewel-Osco

Jeremy Margolis, Reporter

A 29-year-old Evanston man was arrested for attempting to steal $1,175 worth of alcohol from Jewel-Osco, 2485 Howard St., on Saturday afternoon, police said.

The man was spotted by the store’s loss prevention manager walking past the last point of purchase with four cases of whiskey in his shopping cart, Evanston Police Department spokesman Perry Polinski said.

The employee confronted the shoplifter, who then fled on foot, leaving the shopping cart which still contained the whiskey, Polinski said.

A man matching the description provided by the employee was stopped by a responding officer soon afterwards and arrested, Polinski said.

Man charged with battery for hitting resident who didn’t clean up after dog

A 58-year-old Evanston man was charged with battery Tuesday afternoon after he hit a 21-year-old man who had failed to pick up after his dog, police said.

The victim sustained minor facial injuries, Polinski said.

The man is due in court on March 31.

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